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مصر کے مفتی اعظم شیخ شوقی علام جن سے راقم الحروف کو ہندوستان میں ورلڈ صوفی فورم پر ملاقات کا موقع ملا ہے ، ان کا کہنا ہے کہ : "تکفیری ذہنیت مسلسل ہمارے نوجوانوں کے ذہنوں پر حملہ آور ہو رہی ہے۔ لہذا، ہمیں تکفیری نظریہ کی بیخ کنی کے مقصد کے ساتھ مختلف شکلوں میں مذہب کے مسلسل استحصال سے نمٹنے کی ضرورت ہے۔ "یہاں تک کہ سابق مصری مفتی اعظم علی جمعہ نے تکفیری فرقہ کو اضل الضالین 'سب سے زیادہ گمراہ' فرقہ قرار دیا ہے۔

 

“Nobody ever said Vatican diplomacy is infallible,” the Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, said at a news briefing here on Wednesday evening. He said that no one in the Vatican had second-guessed the pope’s decision to avoid mentioning the Rohingya or considered pulling the plug on the visit, which even the pope’s supporters consider a tactical blunder for a usually politically sure-footed pontiff. “He is not afraid of minefields,” Mr. Burke said, bristling at the notion that the trip had damaged the moral authority that is the pope’s most powerful diplomatic asset....

 

He may think it is all part of confronting Iran; or he may want to support the liberalising reforms of the Saudi crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman; or he may hope to profit by selling the Saudis “lots of beautiful military equipment”. Whatever the case, he is damaging America’s interests. Precisely because of the importance of Saudi Arabia—the world’s biggest oil exporter and home to Islam’s two holiest places—the West should urge restraint on the impetuous prince and help disentangle him from an unwinnable war....

 

Saudi Arabia appears to have opened up opportunities for women by realizing that the country cannot advance until women’s rights are improved in the kingdom. But it is clear that in the case of Iran, women are unlikely to be able to effectively continue the advancement of their rights until religious figures change their outlook toward women and the government demonstrates political will to engage in such reforms, too....

 

The postcolonial period had ushered in a more egalitarian view, in which men and women are on the same moral plane before God. However, this approach has had uneven acceptance. Very rarely will men give up their privileged position to be on equal footing with women. Yet Muslim women still insist on gender justice....

 

For example, non-Muslims may relate Islam with terrorism especially in the midst of terror attacks by radicalised groups like Daesh or ISIS; while Muslims may associate Buddhism with the persecution against Myanmar’s ethnic minority, Rohingya. Such stereotypical views occur when there is lack of knowledge and understanding, and without any effort to sought new information. As a result, some individuals tend to blindly believe what is published by the media without having any real understanding of the actual situation....

 

Take Allah’s name and no one will question you. Use the prophet’s name, and people will rally with your cause. Chant slogans to uphold the sanctity of the finality of Prophethood, and whatever chaos you unleash will be pardoned. Faith is personal. Faith is the human connection to the divine. Faith, or lack thereof, is to be judged only by God. What is forgotten here is that in an almost 97 percent Muslim Pakistan, everything starts and ends with Allah’s name. For us, no name is more sacred than that of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)....

In much of the international reportage around this brutal massacre, words such as “Sufi minority” were used, as though Sufism was some kind of marginalised sector cult, somehow dubiously related to Islam. That perception is not the perspective of the mainstream of Islamic thought. Historically, Sufism was regarded by Islamic scholars as being an integral part of the broader religious disciplines, and the practices of Sufis as being part and parcel of religious devotions....

 

"The word Kafir is the worst word in the human language. It is far worse than the n-word, because the n-word is a personal opinion, whereas, Kafir is Allah's decree. Nearly two thirds of the Quran is devoted to the Kafir. Islam is fixated on the Kafir and the moderate Muslim thinks that you are a Kafir. How moderate is that?" It is ironic that Warner's assessment of a lack of "moderate" Islam is closer to Erdoğan's than to that of the Saudi crown prince. Whether Islam can be moderated or reformed, or whether Islamic societies can be secularized, is debatable....

Thus the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was the most significant and the most remarkable event in human history. Had there been room in Islamic teachings for the celebration of birthdays or anniversaries, the birthday of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) would have undoubtedly deserved it more than the birthday of any other person. But that is against the nature of Islamic teachings. That is why, unlike Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism, there are very few festivals in Islam, which provides for only two Eids (Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Azha) during the whole year....

 

Emulation doesn’t mean literally and ritualistically adopting the ways of the seventh century; rather it means living as per the requirements of the age, but with a firm moral anchor that can help one differentiate between right and wrong. Beyond words, beyond loud protestations of faith and beyond rhetoric, it is strength of character that is needed to build society and the self. And as the verses from the Quran have illustrated here, the guiding light of the spirit is the sacred personality of the Holy Prophet. ...

 

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Al-Baghdadi Attempting to Make Up for Iraq, Syria Losses in Libya

Turkish Army Kills Over 80 PKK Militants North Of Iraq

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Afghan Taliban Says IS Deputy Leader Has Joined Its Ranks

 

Southeast Asia

Zahid: Umno Last Bastion for Islam, Malays in Malaysia

Arab World

Terrorists Demand US to Establish Airbase in Damascus

Mideast

Muslim Holds Ancient Key to Jesus Tomb Site in Jerusalem

India

Prosecute Hafiz Saeed on International Forum, Pakistan PM Asks India

Pakistan

Eleven Martyred, 30 Injured In Attack on Agriculture Directorate in Peshawar

South Asia

Pope answers critics on Rohingya in Dhaka

Africa

West Africa Population Planners Battle to Woo Muslim Hearts

Nigeria: Mawlud - Muslim Media Urges Tolerance, Moderation

Europe

Britain PM Courts Key Arab Ally, Amid Trump Anti-Muslim Row

UN Rights Boss Condemns 'Spreading Hatred through Tweets'

North America

The Right's Islamophobia Has Nothing to Do With National Security

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How ISIL Changed the Oil Map of Iraq

By Omar Al-Nidawi

Lebanon — A Tale of Two Occupations

By Eyad Abu Shakra

Thrills but No Spills at Oil Meeting

By Cornelia Meyer

China’s New Role In Syria

By Maria Dubovikova

The Rohingya Tragedy Shows Human Solidarity Is a Lie

By Tawakkol Karman

If US Shifts Airbase To Jordan Can China Fill The Void For Doha?

By Shehab Al-Makahleh

Lebanon: A Tale Of Two Occupations

By Eyad Abu Shakra

Chad, An African Dike Against Terrorism

By Huda Al-Husseini

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

 

Tackling destructive emotions and practicing loving-kindness isn’t something we should be doing with the next life, heaven or nirvana in mind, but how we should live in the here and now. I am convinced we can become happier individuals, happier communities and a happier humanity by cultivating a warm heart, allowing our better selves to prevail....

 

Arab countries, individually and collectively, will need a fully formed strategy to confront existential foreign and domestic threats to their sovereignty and security in the coming years. It is high time for Arab leaders to outline a vision for the future of inter-Arab relations, and a plan for engaging with their non-Arab neighbours on regional opportunities and challenges. Last but not least, Arab leaders must also explain how they will provide better domestic governance for their people....

 

The Axis of Moderation comprises Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and the Arab Gulf countries, except for Qatar. The great mistake that the Axis of Moderation has made in confronting the Iranian regime -- to try to curb its export of the its "Revolution" -- has been to fall into the trap of propagating sectarianism. While Iran portrayed itself as the defender of all the Shiites in the world...

 
The Rise of Reason
Pervez Hoodbhoy Tr.New Age Islam

I have been worried about the decline of reason and the resurgence of unreason. Now for quite a long time this is something that is quite universal. It is there in every country of the world but more and some and less in the others. It is something which has enormous implications for the future of human existence and for the resolution of our problems. Let me back up a little bit. About 300 years ago, Europe went through a phase which is called the age of reason. It emerged from darkness, from the fight against superstition, and this fight then led to the birth of modern Science;…

 

 

A cut-throat power struggle at the top of the political pyramid, coupled with the disproportionate power that has just been handed to individual preachers with small and medium-sized congregations, and the fragility of our food and fuel logistics and choke points in our external trade mean the potential to hold the country to ransom with ease has been thoroughly exposed…

 

“Who is the army to adopt a mediator’s role; where does the law assign this role to a major general?” the judge asked. Pakistan is a long way from answering this thorny question. But in a tiny span of just three days, the country has slid many a miles on the road to a precipice. Earlier, on November 24, the notorious Hafiz Saeed, head honcho of the UN-sanctioned Jamaat-ud Dawaa (JuD) was set free, prompting an irate White House to call it “a step in the wrong direction”....

Message of Rabi-ul-Awwal
Zeeshan Rasool Khan

Today almost every nation claims to be standard-bearer of female rights but history is testimony the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is first in defending rights of women. In pre- Islamic era the women was not more than a serf and experienced every sort of discrimination. Taking them as mark of contempt people even practiced female infanticide by burying them alive. After advent of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), prohibition was enforced on this despicable practice. the Holy Prophet (PBUH) denounced the practice of female infanticide, safeguarding the repute and rights of women....

For decades, the Deobandi-Salafist groups championed the cause of violent jihad in Pakistan, while the Barelvi groups mostly remained apolitical and non-violent. However, unlike the common belief that only Deobandi-Salafist groups apostatise other sects, Barelvi literature is also rich with Fatwas against the followers of other Islamic sects. One reason why Barelvi groups weren’t radicalized during the Afghan jihad is because the Saudi funding to fight the Soviet Union was directed towards Deobandi and Salafist groups due to their ideological affinity....

The Barelvi movement, the most popular one within the Islamic tradition in South Asia, was seen as the perfect response, an interpretation of Islam rooted in South Asian culture, a depiction of Sufi Islam. However, such assumptions are based on a quite simplistic understanding of Sufism. There is no one uniform interpretation of the term. Sufism means different things to different people. Even within the Sufi tradition, there is a range of ideas, some of which sometimes directly contradict each other....

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Women Join Opposition Police Forces in Aleppo’s Liberated Areas

Judge Suspends Part of Quebec's Face-Covering Ban

Swiss Woman to Face Trial for ‘Promoting Jihad’

Malala Yousafzai Condemns Terror Attack in Peshawar

Iran: Religious Authorities weigh in to Stop Women’s Demand

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Obama Calls for Religious Tolerance, Says India Must Nurture Its Muslims

Trump Might Declare Jerusalem the Israeli Capital: Officials

Amanah: Review Islam in Schools, Introduce ‘Maqasidiq’ Approach

Al-Qaida Leader’s New Message Shows Increased Discord with Jihadists in Syria

Taliban, Disguised In Burqas, Attack Agriculture College in Pakistan

 

South Asia

Drones Target ISIS Compound in Nangarhar Leaving 12 Dead, Wounded

India

Terrorism Can't, Shouldn't Be Linked With Any Religion: External Affairs Minister

North America

Immigrants Are Future of America, Says Frank Islam

Southeast Asia

Official: Muslim Rhetoric Drives Wedge between US-Indonesia

Arab World

Battle May Be Brewing In Sinai between Al-Qaeda, IS Groups

Pakistan

Lahore Sit-In Called Off After 7 Days; Jalali to Resign From Tehreek-i-Labbaik

Mideast

Turkey Priorities ‘Disaggregation’ Of Moderate Opposition in Idlib

Palestinians Warn Trump over Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel Capital

Africa

Nigeria: Eid Maulud - Dogara, Amosun, Obaseki, Others Felicitate With Muslims

Ethnic Clash In Nigeria Leaves Four Police Officers Dead: Official

Europe

US-led Coalition Must Leave Syria after Daesh Defeat: Russia’s Lavrov

Three Officials of Swiss-French Firm Accused Of Financing Daesh in Syria

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